WATERVILLE, Maine -- After missing last year's New England Small College Athletic Conference championship race, Colby College's David Chelimo finished in third place at the men's cross country league meet Saturday at Quarry Road Trails.
Chelimo and the two Tufts runners pulled away early from the pack and were never challenged. James Jones of Bates College finished in fourth place, nearly 30 seconds behind Chelimo. O'Connor and Chelimo were able to stay with Nichols for about half the race, but Nichols steadily pulled away.
Colby finished in fifth place with a score of 127, but was just one point away from tying for third place with Middlebury College and Tufts. Williams won its fourth straight NESCAC title with a score of 83 and Amherst College took second with 100.
Colby's other runners included: Eli Decker (52nd, 27:18.06), Tom O'Shea (53rd, 27:19.81), Reeve Maddux (76th, 27:52.42), Silas Eastman (80th, 27:59.02), Thomas O'Donnell (85th, 28:05.33), Aziz Ghadiali (92nd, 28:16.44), and Gabe Kline (108th, 28:44.63).